By William Rayner
A few years are extra awesome than others, and 1939 was once no exception. Canada used to be a special position: steak was once twenty-nine cents a pound and a brand-new Ford coupe will be got for simply $856. It used to be a yr while the king and queen toured Canada and wowed to exploit a showbiz time period every person from Toronto and Vancouver to Gogama and Craigellachie.
It was once additionally a yr whilst Canada wavered at the doorstep of a clouded destiny: isolation and neutrality or the ongoing include of the British Empire? The onset of struggle and the Royal stopover at settled all that as leading Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King chase away exterior and inner threats to maintain the tapestry of nationwide harmony from unraveling.
Through Canada at the Doorstep you'll realize the births, deaths, storms, foreign intrigue, and politics that made 1939 so memorable.
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